We'll All be Murdered in Our Beds!.

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781783961344
Page: N.A
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We'll All be Murdered in Our Beds

Author: Duncan Campbell
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson
ISBN: 9781783961337
Page: 256
View: 8444
Examine the obscured line between those who create crimes and those who report on them in this sordid history of journalism "If it bleeds, it leads"--this maxim is as true now as it was 300 years ago. Crime is the staple of the news, and the British public's appetite for crime stories shows no sign of abating. Today, following Leveson, the line between journalists and the criminals they expose has been blurred; but, in fact, it was ever thus. The reporters who have delved into the most terrible crime stories of each era have often, by necessity, had questionable morals and dubious practices. The "hacks in the macs" and the "murder pack" would go to any lengths to get a story--and serve it up to an ever-eager reading public. In this colorful history of the wild world of crime reporting since 1700, crime reporter Duncan Campbell goes behind the scenes to show how the phone hacking scandal is nothing new--in fact, it is part of the great British news heritage. Revealing what it's really like to deal with murderers, gangsters, robbers, cat burglars, victims, informers, and detectives, Campbell draws on 40 years of experience to explore the dark arts of journalism, as the relationships between the press, public, police, and criminals, and their impact on society, are being questioned as never before.

We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night

A Novel
Author: Joel Thomas Hynes
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443447854
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 440
A blackly comic and heart-rending odyssey by the inimitable author of Down to the Dirt Scrappy tough guy and three-time loser Johnny Keough is going a little stir-crazy awaiting trial for an alleged assault charge involving his girlfriend, Madonna, and a teapot. Facing three to five years in a maximum-security prison, Johnny knows this might just be the end of the road. But when Madonna doesn’t show up for court due to a fatal accident, shell-shocked Johnny seizes his unexpected “clean slate” as a sign from above and embarks on an epic hitchhiking journey across Canada to deliver her ashes to a fabled beach on the outskirts of Vancouver. Johnny’s wanderings see him propelled in and out of the driver’s seat of stolen cars, knocking heads with cagey cops, nearly decapitated by a moose, coming face-to-face with his incarcerated biological father in a Kingston jail, and finding surprising connections with strangers on the lonely road west. But most of all, he revisits the choices and mistakes of his past—his relationships with his adoptive father and a cousin who meant the world to him, and his first real chance at love with the woman who is now lost to him. We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night is the story of one man’s kicking-and-screaming attempt to recuperate from a life of petty crime and shattered relationships, and somehow accept and maybe even like the new man emerging from within, the one he so desperately needs to become.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
Author: Michelle McNamara
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062319809
Category: True Crime
Page: 352
View: 1633
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018. Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt “A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.” —Stephen King For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

Why We Sleep

Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Author: Matthew Walker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501144316
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 368
View: 7467
"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.

Britain 1750-1900

Author: Nigel Kelly
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435309879
Category: Great Britain
Page: 95
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Murdered in Their Beds

Author: Troy Taylor
Publisher: Whitechapel Productions
ISBN: 9781892523785
Category: History
Page: 230
View: 6575
"Something terrible has happened here..." Those were the words uttered by Ross Moore after discovering the bodies of his brother, his family and two houseguests in Villisca, Iowa in June 1912. That horrifying discovery created a legend that became both an unsolved mystery and a haunting that continues to this day. The small town of Villisca received an unwelcome visitor on that dark night and the town was touched by a horror unlike anything that it had seen before - or has seen since. Over the years, the brutal murders committed that night have earned a place in infamy and they remain the most famous in a series of murders that were committed across the prairie during that era. But that night in June was not the first time that the monster who committed the "Villisca Ax Murders" had tasted blood. He blazed a terrible trail across the region in the years before and after the Villisca murders, using the railroad lines to carry out his horrific deeds. This book will bring you the story of the Villisca Ax Murders, along with the history and the hauntings that followed, but it tells another story as well. It is a tale of madness, murder, horror and blood and the story of the "transient butcher" who wreaked havoc in the American Midwest and then vanished into history, his name and face forever unknown. Only his dark legacy lingers behind with us today and it remains a chronicle of one of the bloodiest unsolved murders sprees in our history. The small towns of the American prairie were never the same again.

Slight Mourning

Author: Catherine Aird
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504010663
Category: Fiction
Page: 185
View: 1195
In this classic parlor mystery from CWA Diamond Dagger winner Catherine Aird, Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan investigates a dinner party that ended in murder Twelve friends sit down for supper at Strontfield Park—but only eleven survive the evening. After dinner, the host, William Fent, offers to drive one of his guests home, only to die behind the wheel in a violent accident. The autopsy shows that Fent ingested enough barbiturates to kill a horse. So begins a fresh tale of murder and deceit for Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan, whose list of suspects begins and ends with the surviving dinner guests. Among them are a theologian at the local university; Dr. and Mrs. Washby, whose wedding was the cause for celebration; Ursula Renville, tall, graceful, and utterly aloof; the fat and extravagant Mr. and Mrs. Marchmont; the spinster Miss Paterson; the rector’s daughter, Cynthia Paterson; Quentin Fent, heir to the Fent fortune; and Mr. Fent’s wife, the now-widowed Helen. Each of the guests had the opportunity to kill William Fent. But which one wanted him dead?

Three in a Bed

The Benefits of Sleeping with Your Baby
Author: Deborah Jackson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140883166X
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
View: 3044
Only since Victorian times has it been standard practice for mothers and fathers to send their babies to sleep alone, away from the parental bed - often in another room. This book reveals how babies who sleep with their parents benefit by getting virtually a full night's sleep.;The author explains the advantages of this radical form of baby care, including its benefits for breastfeeding mothers, reviews the history of babies in the bed and, through interviews with parents, explores attitudes to the idea. The book also contains a fresh perspective on the tragedy of cot death, as well as practical advice on how to sustain your sex life, hints on safety in the bed and answers to all the common objections. Finally, the author deals with the moment when the baby leaves its parents' bed.

The Man from St. Petersburg

Author: Ken Follett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101043882
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 4825
"Ken Follett has done it once more . . . goes down with the ease and impact of a well-prepared martini." —New York Times Book Review His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged the whole of the English police, a brilliant and powerful lord, and the young Winston Churchill himself. These odds would have stopped any man in the world—except the man from St. Petersburg. Look out for Ken Follett's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

So You Want to be a Medium?

A Down-to-earth Guide
Author: Rose Vanden Eynden
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738708569
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 255
View: 1982
Demonstrates how to enhance one's spiritual senses for working between worlds, explaining what the different kinds of spirit guides and elemental energies are, how to get in touch with them, and how to interpret their messages. Original. 10,000 first printing.

The Underworld

Author: Duncan Campbell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780140257441
Category: Crime
Page: 330
View: 1710
Tells the story of modern British crime, from the racetrack gangs and safe-crackers of the 1930s to the hitmen and drug-smugglers of the 1990s. The author makes use of original interviews with many participants in the television series.

Bed Number Ten

Author: Sue Baier,Mary Zimmeth Schomaker
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849342707
Category: Medical
Page: 304
View: 9203
A patient's personal view of long term care. Seen through the eyes of a patient totally paralyzed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, this moving book takes you through the psychological and physical pain of an eleven month hospital stay. BED NUMBER TEN reads like a compelling novel, but is entirely factual. You will meet: The ICU staff who learned to communicate with the paralyzed woman - and those who did not bother. The physicians whose visits left her baffled about her own case. The staff and physicians who spoke to her and others who did not recognize her presence. The nurse who tucked Sue tightly under the covers, unaware that she was soaking with perspiration. The nurse who took the time to feed her drop by drop, as she slowly learned how to swallow again. The physical therapist who could read her eyes and spurred her on to move again as if the battle were his own. In these pages, which reveal the caring, the heroism, and the insensitivity sometimes found in the health care fields, you may even meet people you know.

The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith. With Biographical Introduction by Professor Masson. (The Globe Edition.).

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: 713
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Author: Bobby Wilson
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1617929166
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 221
View: 4453
About Bobby's Trials by Bobby Wilson, JD The incredible story of a poor teenage Oklahoma farm boy who was charged with murdering his mother and sister in cold blood and then burning down the family home in a supposed attempt to cover up his crimes and his ten-year court battle to clear his name. In the early morning hours of June 19, 1963, just four days before he was to leave for basic training, Bobby Wilson was awakened by his mother. She held a loaded gun to his head and had a crazy, yet familiar, look in her eyes. Alongside his sister, Bobby had suffered her rants for years, but tonight was different. Bobby knew without a doubt that the demons that his mother had struggled with for years had their sights on him. He realizes he has nowhere to turn and nowhere to run, but he has no idea that the nightmare has just begun. It is a nightmare that changes the course of his life. It is a nightmare that will ultimately take Bobby ten years to wake up from.

The Garotters

Author: William Dean Howells
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1633555186
Category: Drama
Page: 27
View: 7415
William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur in the paint business. His social views were also strongly reflected in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). While known primarily as a novelist, his short story "Editha" (1905) - included in the collection Between the Dark and the Daylight (1907) - appears in many anthologies of American literature. Howells also wrote plays, criticism, and essays about contemporary literary figures such as Ibsen, Zola, Verga, and, especially, Tolstoy, which helped establish their reputations in the United States. He also wrote critically in support of many American writers. It is perhaps in this role that he had his greatest influence.

How to Retire Overseas

Everything You Need to Know to Live Well (for Less) Abroad
Author: Kathleen Peddicord
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0452296846
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 5883
The definitive guide for anyone dreaming of a move to paradise. Whether motivated by a desire for adventure, or the need to make the most of a diminished nest egg, more and more Americans are considering an overseas retirement. Drawing on her more than three decades of experience helping people relocate happily and successfully, Kathleen Peddicord shows how living in an unconventional retirement destination can cost less than a traditional home in Florida or Arizona. Peddicord addresses all of the essential issues, including: ? Death ? Taxes ? Health Care ? Bank Accounts Whether readers are interested in relatively unknown havens like Nicaragua, well-traveled areas in Italy, or need some help deciding, How to Retire Overseas is the ultimate guide to making retirement dreams come true.

The Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Poetical works. Dramas. The vicar of Wakefield

Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Publisher: N.A
Page: 1
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The One That Got Away

Short Stories
Author: Zoe Wicomb
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595585125
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 4766
The appearance of Zoë Wicomb’s first set of short stories, You Can’t Get Lost in Capetown , precipitated the founding of a fan club that has come to include Toni Morrison, J.M. Coetzee, Bharati Mukherjee, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and writers at the New York Times , the London Times , the Wall Street Journal , the New Yorker , and the Christian Science Monitor . Now, after two novels, Wicomb returns to the genre that first brought her international acclaim. Set mostly in Capetown and Glasgow, Wicomb’s new collection of short stories straddles dual worlds. An array of characters drawn with extraordinary acuity inhabits a complexly interconnected, twenty-first- century universe. The fourteen stories in this collection explore a range of human relationships: marriage, friendship, family ties, and relations with those who serve us. Wicomb’s fluid, shifting technique questions conventional certainties and makes for exhilarating reading, full of ironic twists, ambiguities, and moments of startling insight. Long awaited, The One That Got Away showcases this established, award-winning author at the height of her powers.